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Samuel H. Gottscho

Acquiring his first camera at the age of 21, Gottscho (1875–1971) took his first photo at New York’s Coney Island. But it would not be until late into life that he devoted himself full-time to professional photography. After twenty-three years as a traveling salesman, Gottscho became a professional commercial photographer at the age of 50. Gottscho specialized in architectural photography specializing in photographing New York skyscrapers, interiors and gardens of suburban houses. His photographs capture a burgeoning New York, photographing iconic scenes of the New York skyline, the then new Radio City Music Hall, and a changing cityscape.